Auxilliary Officer Herbert L. Goss

Auxiliary Police Officer Herbert L. Goss, age 67, died in the line-of-duty Friday, March 10, 1961, of gun shot wounds received in a shootout on Kingshighway with two fugitives.

Herbert L. Goss was born September 29, 1893, in Johnson, Illinois.  He married Ms. Mae Gerhardt on May 2, 1945. Survivors included two step-daughters, Mrs. Virginia Rhyne and Mrs. Ruth Weaver; one sister, Mrs. Lillie Wolters, and four step-grandchildren. Officer Goss resided in Cape Girardeau since 1930, coming here from Illinois. He was employed by the Cape Girardeau Street Department for a number of years, retiring two years before his death. He was a World War I veteran. 

Burial was in Fairmont Cemetery.